Friday, October 23, 1998

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This is me, Thrifty Decor Chick...
Hello! My name is Sarah.
I love decorating on the cheap.
I love Goodwill and thrift stores.
I love molding and the amazing difference it makes in any home.
I love being creative.
I love saying "lurve" and "caaaute" any chance I get.
I love copying a $200 piece and making my own, but better, for less than $20.
I love New York City so much we got married there.
I love painting walls, furniture, the cat -- if it makes the cat look better.
I love NKOTB.
I love God for this life I lead.
I love you all for reading my goofiness.
And most of all, I love my husband and children, for their complete support, love and understanding (especially when it comes to NKOTB).

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I started this blog because I believe anyone and everyone should have a home they love, even though they may not have much to spend on it. You can have a lovely home for little money. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Creative has always been in my blood -- my family is full of artistic talents, builders and writers. I first dreamed of being an interior designer when I was 13 years old. That was after my teacher stage and before my decision to follow a career in writing. :)

My degrees are in journalism and public relations, and I enjoyed a ten year career in this field. Along the way, I loved decorating our home and helping friends with theirs. When I had our son a few years ago, looking at him woke something in me. He made me want to follow my dreams.

So that I did. My wonderful hubby supported me when I decided to quit my full time job and pursue my dream of interior decorating. I started working with a local design firm -- first as the owner's assistant, then as a decorator.

I loved that work -- it woke my creative juices even more and I love helping people make their homes more beautiful. But as this blog grew and grew, I knew my heart was here. Since mid-2009 I have focused completely on Thrifty Decor Chick and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is has been a blessing -- this blog, the people I have met because of it, and the inspiration I get from my readers.

I hope you enjoy your time here and come back often!

Thursday, October 22, 1998

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I love to hear from my readers! If you have any questions about projects I have done, please check out my FAQs tab first. If I have not answered your question there, ask away!

I appreciate hearing from all of you. Your sweet e-mails make my day and make me smile. Thanks for taking the time to contact me.

You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.


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Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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Thrifty Decor Chick was created in May of 2008, and in the fall of that year started to take off and become more and more popular. Since then, the site has grown every month.

Here are the details of Thrifty Decor Chick's analytics last month:

     An average of 50,000 pageviews a day (per Google Analytics)
     More than 480,000 unique visitors a month
     More than 21,000 subscribers in Google Reader
     More than 10,100 Google "followers"
     Approximately 1.5 million (wow!) pageviews a month 

If you would like more information on the specific analytics, please e-mail me at thriftydecorchick@gmail.com.

TDC has been featured on television (The Nate Show, Indy Style) a number of sites, (Foxnews.com, Examiner.com, Apartment Therapy) and a many other web sites and blogs. You can check out my Featured tab at the top of my site to see them all.

I offer a variety of advertising options:
  • Month to month advertising: A 125px by 125px ad on the sidebar. My current rate is $80 a month. Discounts will be given if three months or more are purchased.
  • Giveaway post. This option will bring high traffic to your web page/store over the course of the giveaway and beyond. I typically run these on a weekend, so your products will receive prominent space on my site for at least two days, if not more. For examples of this type of post, click here or here. This post is $100.
  • A "sponsored by" tag with your logo or button displayed prominently at the end of posts. This option runs $50 per week (four posts in a week) and will allow your ad to be seen by all readers who subscribe via Google Reader or e-mail.
My readers enjoy products or services related to DIY home projects and home decor, similar to those I feature here. Also, I love to feature fun items like jewelry, photography and gifts -- anything my reader's can pamper themselves with.

I do not do link exchanges.

I hope to partner with you soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 1998

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Features and mentions:











houzz.com
Houzz Interview: Sarah's Thrifty Decor Chick





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Friday, October 16, 1998

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(Click picture to get to post.)

Staircase:


Family room:
family room

Big boy room:

Dining room:
dining room buffet
Master bedroom:


Kitchen:
beadboard backsplash

Laundry/mud room:


Living room and foyer:


Office (in progress):


Nursery:


Bathrooms:


Playroom: